Ridgway, Colorado

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Population in 2013: 932 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +30.7%
Males: 451  (48.4%)
Females: 481  (51.6%)
Median resident age:  45.5 years
Colorado median age:  36.4 years

Zip codes: 81432.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $60,111 (it was $40,903 in 2000)
Ridgway:

$60,111
CO:

$58,823

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $29,821 (it was $20,084 in 2000)

Ridgway town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $302,509 (it was $197,800 in 2000)
Ridgway:

$302,509
CO:

$240,500

Median gross rent in 2013: $1,142.

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  • Races in Ridgway, CO (2010)

    Ridgway races chart
    • 85492.4%White alone
    • 465.0%Hispanic
    • 101.1%Two or more races
    • 70.8%Asian alone
    • 40.4%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 30.3%American Indian alone

Races in Ridgway detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Ridgway: 97.1 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (25.7%), Irish (20.4%), English (13.1%), French (4.9%), Dutch (4.2%), Italian (2.9%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 6988 feet

Land area: 2.00 square miles.

Population density: 465 people per square mile   (low).

Ridgway,CO real estate house value index trend

Ridgway, Colorado map

For population 25 years and over in Ridgway:

  • High school or higher: 97.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 45.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 14.8%
  • Unemployed: 3.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Ridgway town:

  • Never married: 17.8%
  • Now married: 55.0%
  • Separated: 0.4%
  • Widowed: 3.4%
  • Divorced: 23.4%

45 residents are foreign born (4.4% Europe, 0.7% Asia).

This town:

4.7%
Colorado:

9.5%



According to our research of Colorado and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Ridgway, Colorado as of August 29, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Ridgway to the number of sex offenders is 931 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is near the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,347 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,652 (0.5%)

Ridgway satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Colorado Springs, CO (167.8 miles , pop. 360,890).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (401.0 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: Loghill Village, CO (1.9 miles ), Portland, CO (2.4 miles) , Ouray, CO (3.2 miles ), Colona, CO (3.5 miles) , Telluride, CO (3.9 miles ), Mountain Village, CO (4.0 miles ), Sawpit, CO (4.1 miles) , Ophir, CO (4.6 miles) .

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 7 buildings, average cost: $136,100
  • 1998: 9 buildings, average cost: $138,800
  • 1999: 1 building, cost: $136,100
  • 2012: 2 buildings, average cost: $150,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 38.15 N, Longitude: 107.76 W

Area code: 970

Ridgway household income distribution Ridgway home values distribution
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 3 (3 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.22
Colorado average:

2.28

Ridgway tourist attractions:

Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

3.6%
Colorado:

5.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +275 (+62.8%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (35%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (10%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (8%)
  • Health care and social assistance (7%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (6%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Educational services (21%)
  • Accommodation and food services (19%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Health care and social assistance (14%)
  • Other services, except public administration (11%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (35%)
  • Management occupations (19%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (6%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (5%)
  • Sales and related occupations (5%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (21%)
  • Sales and related occupations (15%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (13%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (8%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (8%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (6%)

Work and jobs in Ridgway: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Ridgway, Colorado

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Ridgway-area historical earthquake activity is above Colorado state average. It is 227% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 545.7 miles away from the city center
On 6/28/1992 at 11:57:34, a magnitude 7.6 (6.2 MB, 7.6 MS, 7.3 MW, Depth: 0.7 mi) earthquake occurred 561.2 miles away from Ridgway center, causing 3 deaths (1 shaking deaths, 2 other deaths) and 400 injuries, causing $100,000,000 total damage and $40,000,000 insured losses
On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW) earthquake occurred 516.6 miles away from the city center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
On 9/13/1994 at 06:01:23, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 ML, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 11.9 miles away from the city center
On 10/16/1999 at 09:46:44, a magnitude 7.4 (6.3 MB, 7.4 MS, 7.2 MW, 7.3 ML) earthquake occurred 544.7 miles away from Ridgway center
On 3/28/1975 at 02:31:05, a magnitude 6.2 (6.1 MB, 6.0 MS, 6.2 ML, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 365.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Ouray County (5) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Landslides: 2, Fire: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Mudslide: 1, Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Ridgway topographic map

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Ridgway:

  • Western State Colorado University (about 54 miles; Gunnison, CO; Full-time enrollment: 2,023)
  • Fort Lewis College (about 61 miles; Durango, CO; FT enrollment: 3,631)
  • Colorado Mesa University (about 77 miles; Grand Junction, CO; FT enrollment: 7,671)
  • San Juan College (about 99 miles; Farmington, NM; FT enrollment: 5,112)
  • Colorado Mountain College (about 100 miles; Glenwood Springs, CO; FT enrollment: 3,463)
  • Adams State University (about 113 miles; Alamosa, CO; FT enrollment: 2,805)
  • Colorado College (about 166 miles; Colorado Springs, CO; FT enrollment: 2,199)

Public high school in Ridgway:

Public elementary/middle schools in Ridgway:

See full list of schools located in Ridgway

Library in Ridgway:

  • RIDGWAY LIBRARY DISTRICT (Operating income: $422,319; Location: 300 CHARLES; 18,060 books; 868 audio materials; 1,466 video materials; 117 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Ridgway: Ouray County Fairground (A), Ouray County Fairgrounds and Rodeo (B), Ridgway Area Chamber of Commerce (C), Ridgway Rehabilitation Center (D), Ridgway Town Hall (E), Ridgway Volunteer Fire Department (F), Ridgway Community Library (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Ridgway: Ridgway Community Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Park in Ridgway: Ridgway Town Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attractions: San Juan Hut Systems (Ski & Helicopter Tours; 102 Campbell Lane), Orvis Hot Springs Massage (Recreation Areas; 1585 County Road 3), Orvis Hot Spring (Recreation Areas; 1585 County Road 3), San Juan Balloon Adventure (323 North Amelia Street), Come & See Inc Travel Services (Tours & Charters; Po Box 321).

Hotels: Adobe Inn (251 Liddell Drive), Chipeta Sun Lodge & Spa (304 South Lena Street).

Ouray County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 23.2. This is significantly better than average.

City:

23.2
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 16.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 15.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

16.9
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2006 was 4.12. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 15.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

4.12
U.S.:

9.14

Drinking water stations with addresses in Ridgway and their reported violations in the past:

DALLAS CREEK WC (Population served: 764, Groundwater under infl of surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 21 regular monitoring violations
ELK MEADOWS ESTATES (Population served: 200, Groundwater under infl of surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2010, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-04-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-04-2010), St Compliance achieved (OCT-05-2011), St Public Notif received (JUN-27-2012)
  • Monitoring, Source Water (LT2) - In JUL-01-2008, Contaminant: LT2ESWTR. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-22-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-22-2008), St Compliance achieved (OCT-09-2008)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2006 and SEP-2006, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-18-2006), St Compliance achieved (JAN-30-2007)
  • 11 regular monitoring violations
DALLAS MEADOWS COMMUNITY ASSOC (Population served: 45, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In JUL-2008, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-03-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-03-2008), St Compliance achieved (FEB-02-2009)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2006 and SEP-2006, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-18-2006), St Compliance achieved (JAN-30-2007)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • 13 regular monitoring violations
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 3.6%
(3.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.3 people
Colorado:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  63.4%
Whole state:  63.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  6.7%
Whole state:  6.5%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.7% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Ridgway compared to Colorado state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • House age below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Banks with branches in Ridgway (2011 data):

  • The Citizens State Bank of Ouray: Ridgway Branch at State Highway 62, branch established on 1980/02/19. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $86.3 mil, Deposits: $75.5 mil, headquarters in Ouray, CO, positive income, 4 total offices, Holding Company: Harry A. Lowe Agency, Inc., The
  • Alpine Bank: Ridgway Branch at 119 Liddell Drive, branch established on 1997/09/26. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $2,256.5 mil, Deposits: $1,918.7 mil, headquarters in Glenwood Springs, CO, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 43 total offices, Holding Company: Alpine Banks Of Colorado

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.7
Colorado average:

11.4

Ridgway travel time to work - commute Ridgway mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (58%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (24%)
  • Wood (11%)
  • Electricity (5%)
  • Solar energy (1%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Ridgway town (based on Ouray County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic4991
Evangelical Protestant2404
Mainline Protestant1864
Other1-
None3,510-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 2
Ouray County:

4.57 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

1.50 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Ouray County:

2.28 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

0.45 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 1
Ouray County:

2.28 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 19
Here:

43.39 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.99 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

6.6%
Colorado:

5.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Ouray County:

17.3%
Colorado:

18.4%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 4$18,518$55,5540$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 14$2,701
Judicial and Legal 0$0 2$420
Police Protection - Officers 3$10,849$43,3960$0
Streets and Highways 1$6,376$76,5120$0
Solid Waste Management 1$3,084$37,0080$0
Sewerage 1$4,915$58,9800$0
Parks and Recreation 1$3,790$45,4800$0
Water Supply 1$4,362$52,3440$0
Totals for Government 12$51,894$51,89416$3,121

8.76% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($61,766 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.76%
Colorado average:

9.68%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Montrose County, CO  1.61% ($60,154 average AGI)
from San Miguel County, CO  0.75% ($43,083)


11.08% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($48,224 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

11.08%
Colorado average:

9.12%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Montrose County, CO  2.48% ($37,634 average AGI)
to San Miguel County, CO  1.03% ($51,529)

Strongest AM radio stations in Ridgway:

  • KUBC (580 AM; 5 kW; MONTROSE, CO; Owner: WOODLAND COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • KNZZ (1100 AM; 50 kW; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: M B C GRAND BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KAVP (1450 AM; 1 kW; COLONA, CO; Owner: WS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KTNN (660 AM; 50 kW; WINDOW ROCK, AZ; Owner: THE NAVAJO NATION)
  • KJOL (620 AM; 10 kW; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: UNITED MINISTRIES)
  • KLTT (670 AM; 50 kW; COMMERCE CITY, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KOA (850 AM; 50 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KKOB (770 AM; 50 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KKZN (760 AM; 50 kW; THORNTON, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KIUP (930 AM; 5 kW; DURANGO, CO; Owner: FOUR CORNERS BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KHAC (880 AM; 43 kW; TSE BONITO, NM; Owner: WESTERN INDIAN MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KMXA (1090 AM; 50 kW; AURORA, CO; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KALL (700 AM; 50 kW; NORTH SALT LAKE CITY, UT; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Ridgway:

  • KKXK (94.1 FM; MONTROSE, CO; Owner: WOODLAND COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • KOTO (91.7 FM; TELLURIDE, CO; Owner: SAN MIGUEL EDUCATIONAL FUND, INC.)
  • KWGL (105.7 FM; OURAY, CO; Owner: WS COMMUNICATIONS, L.L.C.)
  • KPRH (88.3 FM; MONTROSE, CO; Owner: PUBLIC BROADCASTING OF COLORADO INC)
  • KBNG (103.7 FM; RIDGWAY, CO; Owner: WOODLAND COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • KVMT (89.1 FM; MONTROSE, CO; Owner: NORTH FORK VALLEY PUBLIC RADIO, INC)
  • KRYD (104.9 FM; NORWOOD, CO; Owner: ROCKY III INVESTMENTS, INC.)
  • K232DA (94.3 FM; HESPERUS, CO; Owner: NATIVE AMERICAN CHRISTIAN VOICE, INC.)
  • K237CR (95.3 FM; HESPERUS, CO; Owner: NATIVE AMERICAN CHRISTIAN VOICE, INC.)
  • K256AD (99.1 FM; PALISADE, CO; Owner: NORTH FORK VALLEY PUBLIC RADIO, INC.)
  • K205CK (88.9 FM; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • K214CA (90.7 FM; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • KIQX (101.3 FM; DURANGO, CO; Owner: FOUR CORNERS BROADCASTINGS, LLC)
  • KUTE (90.1 FM; IGNACIO, CO; Owner: KUTE, INC.)
  • KRSJ (100.5 FM; DURANGO, CO; Owner: FOUR CORNERS BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • K210BA (89.9 FM; PURGATORY, ETC., CO; Owner: KUTE, INC.)
  • K205BA (88.9 FM; RIDGWAY, ETC., CO; Owner: NORTH FORK VALLEY PUBLIC RADIO, INC.)
  • K257AS (99.3 FM; RIDGWAY, CO; Owner: WOODLAND COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • K210CE (89.9 FM; MESA, CO; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • K233AH (94.5 FM; OURAY, CO; Owner: WOODLAND COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)

TV broadcast stations around Ridgway:

  • K03AY (Channel 3; RIDGWAY, ETC., CO; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • K64BL (Channel 64; RIDGWAY, ETC., CO; Owner: ROCKY MOUNTAIN PUBLIC BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • K13RH (Channel 13; RIDGWAY, CO; Owner: COUNTY OF OURAY)

Ridgway fatal accident list:

May 17, 1996 06:40 PM, 62, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
May 15, 1992 12:00 PM, 550, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 3m10ftTotal length
  • $877,000Total costs
  • 8,100Total average daily traffic
  • 486Total average daily truck traffic
  • 12,879Total future (year 2028) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Ridgway)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

7
  • Ridgway State Park Swim Beach (Lat: 38.221667 Lon: -107.734778), Structure height: 6 m, Call Sign: WNRE387
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.370 MHz, 151.400 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/03/2004, Expiration Date: 01/22/2015
    Registrant: State Of Colorado, 601 East 18th Avenue, Suite 250, Denver, CO 80203, Phone: (303) 764-7700, Fax: (303) 764-7764, Email:
  • Ridgway State Park Swim Beach (Lat: 38.221667 Lon: -107.734778), Structure height: 6 m, Call Sign: WNRD675
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.905 MHz, 155.475 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/03/2004, Expiration Date: 01/17/2015
    Registrant: State Of Colroado, 601 East 18th Avenue, Suite 250, Denver, CO 80203, Phone: (303) 764-7700, Fax: (303) 764-7982, Email:
  • Ridgway State Park Swim Beach (Lat: 38.221667 Lon: -107.734778), Structure height: 6 m, Call Sign: WNRK530
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.340 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/03/2004, Expiration Date: 02/26/2015
    Registrant: State Of Colroado, 601 East 18th Avenue, Suite 250, Denver, CO 80203, Phone: (303) 764-7700, Fax: (303) 764-7764, Email:
  • Lat: 38.155556 Lon: -107.758111, Call Sign: WPWH889
    Assigned Frequencies: 461.512 MHz, 466.512 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/19/2002, Expiration Date: 11/19/2012, Cancellation Date: 01/19/2013, Certifier: John A Gurule
    Registrant: Business Radio Licensing, 26941 Cabot Rd #134, Laguna Hills, CA 92653, Phone: (949) 348-8510, Fax: (949) 348-8514
  • HORSEFLY FIRE, Lat: 38.150139 Lon: -107.758889, Call Sign: WQAE796
    Assigned Frequencies: 153.785 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/18/2004, Expiration Date: 05/18/2014, Certifier: Mark D Young
    Registrant: Communications Coordinator, Montrose, CO 81402, Phone: (970) 249-5339, Fax: (970) 249-7933, Email:
  • Town Hall, 201 North Railroad (Lat: 38.150139 Lon: -107.758889), Call Sign: WQAG703
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.655 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/27/2004, Expiration Date: 05/27/2014, Certifier: Mark D Young
    Registrant: Communications Coordinator, Montrose, CO 81402, Phone: (970) 249-5339, Fax: (970) 249-7933, Email:
  • Lat: 38.153222 Lon: -107.764778, Call Sign: WQLU343
    Assigned Frequencies: 72.1000 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/27/2010, Expiration Date: 04/27/2020, Certifier: Cheryl Gamez
    Registrant: Primex Wireless, Inc., 965 Wells Street, Lake Geneva, WI 53147, Phone: (262) 249-2344

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

4
  • LOG HILL, 2.9 Miles W Of (Lat: 38.183528 Lon: -107.795750), Type: Tower, Structure height: 24.4 m, Overall height: 28.3 m, Call Sign: WQEP227, Licensee ID: L00001440
    Assigned Frequencies: 6785.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/15/2006, Expiration Date: 03/15/2016, Certifier: Mike Borrego
    Registrant: State Of Colorado, 601 E. 18th Avenue, Denver, CO 80203, Phone: (303) 764-7700, Fax: (303) 764-7764, Email:
  • RIDGWAY, Lat: 38.159306 Lon: -107.750000, Call Sign: WQER834
    Assigned Frequencies: 956.306 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/30/2006, Expiration Date: 03/30/2016, Certifier: Pam Kraft
    Registrant: Sensus, 450 N Gallatin Ave, Uniontown, PA 15401, Phone: (800) 638-3748, Fax: (800) 888-2403, Email:
  • Ridgway, 487 Tower Rd, Ridgway Co (Lat: 38.181917 Lon: -107.776778), Type: Tower, Structure height: 15.5 m, Overall height: 17.2 m, Call Sign: WQIH434
    Assigned Frequencies: 11365.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/12/2008, Expiration Date: 02/12/2018, Certifier: Ryan Levine
    Registrant: Rini O\'Neil, Pc, 1200 New Hampshire Ave Nw, Suite 800, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 776-3003, Fax: (202) 296-2014, Email:
  • RIDGWAY, Clinton St (Lat: 38.152222 Lon: -107.756722), Type: Bant, Structure height: 15.8 m, Overall height: 17.4 m, Call Sign: WCT975
    Assigned Frequencies: 5974.80 MHz, 10835.0 MHz, 6093.50 MHz, 10995.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/08/2010, Expiration Date: 08/01/2020
    Registrant: Qwest Corporation, 700 W. Mineral Ave., Rm. Nd-E02.34, Littleton, CO 80120, Phone: (303) 707-8714, Fax: (303) 707-9624, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

16 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Ridgway)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

11 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Ridgway)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 13
  • Hazardous Condition: 11
  • Good Intent Call: 5

Incident types - Ridgway

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Businesses in Ridgway, CO

  • FedEx: 1
  • True Value: 1
  • UPS: 2

Ridgway on our top lists:

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  • #53 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Registered nurses"
  • #71 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Construction"
  • #34 (81432) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of taxpayers reporting profit/loss from business in 2004 (pop 1,000+)"
  • #89 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of births per 1000 residents 2000-2003"
  • #97 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2003"
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